Bob Beacham

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob Beacham has always had a fascination for all things mechanical and received an engineering degree from Aylesbury College in the UK. During his 35-year career, he has worked on everything from automotive components to oil rigs. On weekends you will often find him tinkering with a car or motorcycle. He’s also a DIY enthusiast, and with a great deal of help from his wife has completely renovated two derelict buildings, turning them into comfortable homes. He now splits his time between contract work and writing articles that share his practical experience. He may be the last person on earth who isn’t on Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin.

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 | THURSDAY
10 Ways to Dress Up a Drab Concrete Patio

Whether you are creating a new patio or dressing up an existing one, these great ideas are both attractive and practical.

AUGUST 30, 2021 | MONDAY
What’s the Difference? Hornet vs. Wasp

From a young age, most children are taught to shy away from contact with hornets or wasps. Certainly, it’s wise advice for inquisitive kids. Nature gave these insects bright stripes for a...

AUGUST 30, 2021 | MONDAY
9 Important Things to Remember When Winterizing Your Lawn Mower

Winterizing a lawn mower is often overlooked, and then people wonder why it won't start after sitting around all winter. That’s because a multitude of problems can begin while the machine...

AUGUST 26, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Portable Band Saws of 2021

In the workshop, a freestanding saw, such as a miter saw, table saw, or band saw, can take on most cutting tasks. However, for large pieces that can’t go through a saw, many people use a ...

AUGUST 25, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Rotary Hammer Drills of 2021

Standard hammer drills are powerful tools that can drill through a variety of tough materials, but even the best can’t make a hole beyond about ½ inch in diameter. That’s when the rotary ...

AUGUST 25, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Corded Circular Saws of 2021

Both keen DIY woodworkers and professionals have numerous different saws to choose from, but without a doubt the two most versatile are the jigsaw and the handheld circular saw. The latte...

AUGUST 24, 2021 | TUESDAY
Expanding Foam vs. Concrete Fence Post: Which Option is Best for Your Project?

Concrete in some form or another has been around for thousands of years. The modern cement-based version first appeared in the mid-1820s, and generations of DIY enthusiasts and profession...

AUGUST 18, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Top Tips to Prepare for a Flash Flood

Flash floods are a serious threat to people and property. Follow these steps to ensure your family is prepared for the worst and ready to recover quickly when it’s over.

AUGUST 12, 2021 | THURSDAY
Solved! This is the Best Time to Buy a Grill

Q: My old grill is past its best so I need a new one. I don’t mind where I buy from, but there seems to be some kind of sale or online event every few weeks. If I’m going to get the best ...

AUGUST 9, 2021 | MONDAY
11 Brilliant Uses for Paracord Around the House

Many people know paracord as an invaluable part of camping or wilderness gear, but it’s also great for a variety of uses around the home and yard.